Help with Lord of the Rings Murder Mystery?
November 2, 2012 7:35 AM Subscribe
So I'm writing a LoTR murder mystery dinner game and I need your help. The murder victim of the night will be Frodo, and I could use ideas for (a) good, juicy reasons why each of my player-characters might want to kill Frodo as well as (b) other fun mini-plots between the other characters.
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For example: imagine that Arwen is secretly carrying on with Gimli behind Aragorn's back, and Frodo has threatened to tell everyone. Or maybe river-sprite Goldberry hates Frodo because his newfound fame brought over-development to the area, spoiling the natural beauty she loves so much. (And so on, and so yadda yadda forth.)
My characters (which are set - these can't change) are: Aragorn, Arwen, Belladonna Took, Bilbo, Celebrian, Elrond, Eowyn, Faramir, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gimli, Goldberry, Legolas, Rosie Cotton, Sam, and Tom Bombadil.
While I would like to use as many canon bits from the Tolkien universe as possible, I'm open to bending the lore to make the story more fun. Obviously I've already done some of this - having Belladonna be alive and having Celebrian stick around in Middle-Earth, for example.
Finally, while I would like each character to have a reason to kill Frodo, I haven't yet picked the murderer. I'm open to suggestions on that front.
That's about it - any and all ideas, even just vague notions, would be greatly appreciated!